Canada’s vaccine supply to hit 66M doses next week — enough for all currently eligible

By next week, Canada will have enough COVID-19 vaccines in the country to inoculate every eligible Canadian, government officials said Tuesday. The country is set to hit a total stockpile … Read More

Canada to receive 7.1M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

The federal government is expecting to receive about 7.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, as it adjusts its distribution strategy amid waning vaccination rates and substantial supply. The … Read More

Can a business ban unvaccinated customers? Here’s what we know

As more Canadians get vaccinated against COVID-19 and society starts its climb back to normal, businesses and institutions are facing a difficult question: are they going to require people to … Read More

Fully vaccinated visitors probably won’t spread COVID-19 in Canada, experts say

News that Canada may soon welcome fully vaccinated U.S. travellers comes as COVID-19 cases rise in some states south of the border, but infectious disease experts say the risk posed … Read More

Israel will have to ‘learn to live’ with COVID-19 at Delta variant surges: PM

Four weeks ago, Israel was celebrating a return to normal life in its battle with COVID-19. After a rapid vaccination drive that had driven down coronavirus infections and deaths, Israelis had … Read More

Israel will have to ‘learn to live’ with COVID-19 as Delta variant surges: PM

Four weeks ago, Israel was celebrating a return to normal life in its battle with COVID-19. After a rapid vaccination drive that had driven down coronavirus infections and deaths, Israelis had … Read More

Canada donating 17.7M AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines amid global disparities

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the Canadian government will donate a total of 17.7 million additional doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX vaccine sharing program. It comes … Read More

Fully vaccinated Americans do not need COVID-19 booster shots right now: Fauci

The top U.S. infectious diseases expert said Sunday “it is entirely conceivable, maybe likely” that Americans will need a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months, but … Read More

Is it OK to ask about someone’s COVID-19 vaccine status? Experts weigh in

Nicole Hunt thought she was just making small talk with the next person in line when she asked whether he’d been vaccinated. But she soon found she’d run afoul of … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU announces series of pop-up, walk-in vaccine clinics

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is making it even easier to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of its effort to support a two-dose summer and prepare for the return to … Read More

Having a more intense response to 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose? Here’s why 

Becca Young woke up the day after getting her second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with a body so sore and head so achy it felt as if she’d been … Read More

Moderna co-founder using mRNA technology to treat venomous snakebites

Derrick Rossi always said he’d be satisfied with his work when it had a positive impact on humanity. But after his research around mRNA technology paved the way for the … Read More

Canada set to receive 3.7M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

The federal government is expecting to receive 3.7 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, bringing the total of COVID-19 vaccine deliveries above 53.7 million doses. The new deliveries … Read More

Pins, stickers, T-shirts: Is there value in wearing your COVID-19 vaccine status?

If you have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, you probably received a celebratory “I got my COVID-19 vaccine” sticker or posted a picture on social media marking the momentous occasion. … Read More

COVID-19: B.C. businesses gear up as pandemic restrictions relaxed

The buzz of full restaurants and tills ringing will start to become familiar on Thursday as British Columbia largely returns to the rhythms of pre-pandemic life. While businesses are excited … Read More

Mix-and-matching AstraZeneca and Pfizer boosts immune response, study finds

A mixed schedule of vaccines where a shot of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is given four weeks after an AstraZeneca shot will produce better immune responses than giving another dose of … Read More

Canada’s total COVID-19 vaccine doses to top 50M by end of week

Canada should have enough COVID-19 vaccines by the end of this week to fully inoculate three-quarters of all Canadians over the age of 12. Brig. Gen. Krista Brodie, the military … Read More

U.S. experts expand study on whether Moderna vaccine curbs COVID-19 spread

U.S. scientists are expanding a government-funded study that aims to directly answer the question of whether Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine curbs the spread of SARS-CoV-2. The study, backed by the … Read More

B.C. and U.S. First Nations hold cross-border vaccination clinic

Two First Nations groups — one in B.C. and one in the U.S. — are working together on June 21 to hold a cross-border vaccination clinic. The Lower Kootenay Indian … Read More

Pfizer or Moderna? ‘There’s no better or worse,’ Ontario’s COVID-19 science chief says

Pfizer or Moderna? It’s the COVID-19 vaccine question more and more Canadians are asking themselves as the country adapts to being in the privileged position of having millions of doses … Read More

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines should be 2nd dose after AstraZeneca shot: NACI

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updated its guidance, now recommending that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred second doses for those who took AstraZeneca … Read More

Unused J&J COVID-19 vaccine doses will be given back to the company, Tam says

Canada’s top public health official says more than 300,000 unused doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will be given back to the company after Health Canada announced it wouldn’t … Read More

Canada in WTO talks on possibly waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 15, 2021 6:47 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says … Read More

Canadians seeking COVID-19 vaccines in US should be essential travellers: congressman

Canadians who want a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States should be allowed to cross the border as essential travellers in order to get the shot, says a U.S. congressman. … Read More

Canada to donate 100M COVID-19 vaccines to world

Canada is expected to announce a donation of up to 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is its share of the one-billion dose pledge that is expected to … Read More

Canada to donate 100M COVID-19 vaccines to world: source

Canada is expected to announce a donation of up to 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is its share of the one billion expected dose pledge from all … Read More

Anti-vax doctor mocked for claiming that shots will ‘magnetize’ people

Are you sick and tired of peeling forks off your head and car keys off your fingers? Are you suddenly a master of magnetism, capable of bending metal with your … Read More

Pfizer to study COVID-19 vaccine in children under 12

Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it will start a large study to test its COVID-19 vaccine in children below 12 and selected a dosing regime for the trial. The study … Read More

Canada to receive 2.9M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week from Pfizer, Moderna

Canada is set to receive 2.9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week thanks in large part to an increase in planned deliveries from Pfizer and BioNTech. The two pharmaceutical companies … Read More

When can you get your 2nd COVID-19 dose? Here’s where the provinces stand

Several Canadian provinces will be administering second doses of COVID-19 vaccine earlier than expected, due to the high number of people who have received their first dose so far, and … Read More

Feds urge provinces not to waste AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines before expiry 

The federal government is urging provinces not to waste thousands of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine that are due to expire in a few days. In a letter to her provincial … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine inequality in India causing millions to fall through gaps

As the coronavirus tears through India, night watchman Sagar Kumar thinks constantly about getting vaccines for himself and his family of five amid critical shortages of shots in the country. … Read More

Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine shows 100% efficacy in teens aged 12-17

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine was shown to be effective in adolescents aged 12-17 and showed no new or major safety problems in a clinical trial, the developer said on Tuesday. The … Read More

U.S. CDC looking into heart inflammation in some youths after COVID-19 vaccination

Some teenagers and young adults who received COVID-19 vaccines experienced heart inflammation, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group said, recommending further study of the rare condition. … Read More

Majority of Canadians support COVID-19 vaccine passports for concerts, travel: Ipsos

A majority of Canadians are in favour of using COVID-19 vaccine passports in order to travel, attend university or go to a concert, according to the latest Ipsos polling. The … Read More

Wasting COVID-19 vaccines ‘unethical’ expert says as AstraZeneca expiry nears

With thousands of AstraZeneca COVID-19 doses set to expire in the coming months, federal officials on Thursday said that Canadians who want to get it as their second shot, should … Read More

2 AstraZeneca doses could be up to 90% effective against COVID-19: study

Two doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine may be around 85 to 90 per cent effective against symptomatic disease, Public Health England (PHE) said on Thursday, while cautioning that it … Read More

Canada invests $199M to help Ontario medical facility produce mRNA vaccines

Canada is investing nearly $200 million towards a Mississaugua-based medical facility that could produce millions of mRNA vaccines each year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement Tuesday, saying that … Read More

Canada’s Medicago says its COVID-19 vaccine shows promising antibody results in trial

Canada’s first homegrown vaccine for COVID-19 is showing promising antibody results in hundreds of participants in a Phase 2 trial and could be ready for a final authorization request this … Read More

Military’s ex-vaccine rollout head ‘vigorously’ denies misconduct allegation: lawyer

The former head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout ‘vigorously’ denies the allegation of sexual misconduct that appears to have prompted a military investigation and the decision for him to step … Read More

Military probe won’t hurt Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout: ministers

The military investigation into the head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout will not derail a massive push to get shots into arms over the coming weeks, say two cabinet ministers. … Read More

Ontario expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 18 and up, starting Tuesday

The Ontario government says it will expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to everyone 18 and older — almost a week ahead of schedule — starting Tuesday, May 18 at 8 a.m. … Read More

A look at what we know about VITT, the rare blood clotting disorder

A new blood-clotting syndrome seen in a small minority of COVID-19 vaccine recipients continues to draw significant attention, but experts maintain the event is exceedingly rare — and treatable, in … Read More

Brazil ignored Pfizer’s offers of COVID-19 vaccine for months last year, company says

Pfizer repeatedly offered to sell its COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil’s Health Ministry between August and November last year, but got no answer from the government, Pfizer’s chief executive for Latin … Read More

Will you need a yearly COVID-19 booster shot? Some scientists aren’t so sure

COVID-19 vaccine developers are making ever bolder assertions that the world will need yearly booster shots, or new vaccines to tackle concerning coronavirus variants, but some scientists question when, or … Read More

Delaying 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose can help reduce deaths: study

Giving a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine but delaying a second dose among people younger than 65 could lead to fewer people dying of the disease, but only if certain … Read More

From free beer to $1 million: What U.S. states are offering for COVID-19 vaccinations

Political leaders in the United States are resorting to desperate measures to convince more Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. U.S. President Joe Biden is aiming to have enough of … Read More

Canadians need clearer guidance on what to do post COVID-19 shot, experts say

Half of Canadians will soon be partially protected against COVID-19, as the vaccine rollout enters full swing — but there still isn’t a lot of information on how much people … Read More

Trudeau says family, friend BBQs can happen this summer — with a caveat

Canadians will be able to invite over friends and family for a BBQ this summer if COVID-19 infection rates are down and a vast majority of the population is vaccinated … Read More

U.K. allows indoor pints and movie theatres. When will Canada relax COVID-19 rules?

As the United Kingdom slowly eases COVID-19 restrictions, such as allowing people to have a pint indoors or take in a football game, experts say Canada may be months away … Read More